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Sri Angala Amman Temple,
HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE CONTINUE...
Shiva was affected by sin due to this. Devi
Saraswathi, wife of Brahma cursed Shiva to have no
food, no sleep, and his hunger to be quenched with
as and thirst to be quenched with bone only. After
this Shiva was roaming all over the world.
Saraswathi cures parvathi to become ugly, parts of
crane and peacock are to become her dress, her
assiatants to become demons.
On knowing this status, Lord Vishnu apprises
Parvathi that her ordeal will come to an end when
she becomes snake in melmalaiyanoor.
Deve parvathi roams all over the world. She meets
sage Kapil in Thiruvannamalai and takes bath in
Brahmatheertham. She gets relieved from Sarswathi's
From Thiruvanamali, Devi Parvathi comes to Thazhanur
where she stays over night.
Way to malaiyanoor. She creates big lake (ponneri).
Her ring is lost in the nearby fields. She curse the
lake will not have any fields thereafter. These in
true till date.
On the way she felt thirsty. But people there did
not oblige her with water. So she curse that are
will never have palm trees.
Dasan with 3 sons (Veeran, sooran, Ukiran) went for
fishing in Malaiyanoor Lake. Parvathi suggested to
them that catch should be devoted to her only Veeran
wanted to oblige. But he was sorry for having
Angala Amman gave three stones to veeran. The first
when thrown in to lake it will make the net all
right; second stone will result in catching fishes
which is to be devoted to mother. Third stone will
result in large catch which can be used for sale.
Veeran obeyed the commands.
Then Angalamman created a snake hive in palace
garden and set there as five headed snake. Fisherman
Dasan unsuccessfully tried to doze the hive. Third
day Angalamman gave Darshan to all four
fishermen.She commanded the fishermen, Due to
Saraswathi's curse i am here. Daily you do Pooja to
me. I will save you and your future generations.
Accordingly fishermen perform pooja even now.
King of the place Malai Arasan came to gardens
and saw the snake hive temples. He got angry with
Dasan's family. he sent a great force to destroy the
snake hive. Mother made everything invisible and
geve dharshan to the king, Who donated twelve kanni
lands for building the temple.
People took sand from snake hive as prasad and got
relief from diseases. Lord Shiva crosses river
sangraparani and reaches Melmalaiyanoor. In
cremation ground consumes three handful of ash and
gets some relief from hunger. Then he asks for food
in front of the temple. On hearing Shivas voice
Parvathi feels happy and thinks of her brother
Vishnu who appraises the procedure for relief from
That Moment she had consultation with Lord Vishnu.
He advised her that Tasty food is to be prepared in
three parts. the fist two parts are to be given to
Kabalam, Third part is dropped in the floor as if by
mistake, then when Kabalam comes down to taste the
food parvathi should take giant shape and squeeze
it. Then the curse will be released. To cook the
food she should take the help of lakshmi and Amudha
Parvathi prepared food accordingly. She orders Lord
Ganesh to take care of his father till the lunch is
over. Ganesh obeyed his mother's word. Parvathi
performed pooja to the feet of Lord Shiva and served
lunch as suggested by Vishnu. When Kabalam come down
to eat the third part of food, Parvathi took giant
shape of Angala Prameshwari and crushed it with
right foot and made it as her servant.
As Shiva was released from curse he felt happy and
went to Chidambaram for Dancing happily. He got the
name of Dhandeswarar and Parvathi as Dhandeswari.
The Angalaparameshwari was taken in procession in
car to sub-side her anger. Angels, sages and saints
became wheels, Wheellatch and throne of the car.
Angalamman came to normal and under took procession
in normal shape. So Angala amman bless her devotees
by staying in melmalaiyanoor.
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